Makino Appoints Senior Process Development Engineer

Makino has expanded its titanium process research and development group with the recent addition of David Olvera.

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Makino has expanded its titanium process research and development group with the recent addition of David Olvera. Joining Makino as a senior process development engineer, Mr. Olvera brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in titanium processing.

Mark Larson, Makino’s titanium R&D manager, says, “Mr. Olvera’s robust academic background will be a key asset in our objective to research and analyze the machining of titanium, the effects within the cutting zone and our ability to develop new processes for the highest level of productivity and efficiency.”

Mr. Olvera has been published on a variety of topics related to titanium process engineering such as ballnose helical milling of titanium alloys, analysis of a tool tip’s radial stiffness on turn-mill centers and the prediction of tool stiffness for machine tools.